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2012 Audi TT 1.8 TFSI and 2.0 TDI now with S tronic auto

Audi Australia has introduced a model update for the 2012 Audi TT. The major change is the 1.8 TFSI and 2.0 TDI models now come standard with a seven-speed S tronic automatic transmission.

Previously only available with a six-speed manual transmission, the Coupe and  Roadster versions of the TT 1.8 TFSI petrol are now standard with the S tronic, as is the TDI Coupe. A six-speed manual can still be specially ordered however.

Power outputs remain the same, with the 1.8 TFSI turbocharged four-cylinder petrol producing 118kW and 250Nm, while the 2.0 TDI – available only as a Coupe – produces 125kW and 350Nm.

Thanks to the lightweight construction of the TT (1280kg), the 1.8 petrol is able to sprint from 0-100km/h in 7.2 seconds with the S tronic, while the TDI manages it in 7.5 seconds. Average fuel economy is rated at 6.4L/100km for the TFSI, and just 5.5L/100km for the TDI.

Both variants come standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, sports seats wrapped in ‘Valetta’ leather, and paddle shifters behind the sports steering wheel for that racy driving experience.

Pricing for the new range is as follows (excluding on-road costs):

2012 Audi TT Coupe 1.8 TFSI 6 speed manual – $65,450 (special order only)
2012 Audi TT Coupe 1.8 TFSI S tronic – $68,950 (new model)

2012 Audi TT Coupe 2.0 TDI 6 speed manual – $70,300 (special order only)
2012 Audi TT Coupe 2.0 TDI S tronic – $73,800 (new model)

2012 Audi TT Coupe 2.0 TFSI S tronic – $75,550
2012 Audi TT Coupe 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic – $78,150

2012 Audi TT Roadster 1.8 TFSI S tronic – $72,400 (new model)
2012 Audi TT Roadster 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic – $81,600

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.